Fulham have been handed a potentially horrendous start to the new campaign as the top flight fixtures were published this morning.

Chris Coleman’s side will travel to Manchester United on the opening day of the season. Their fixture at Old Trafford is pencilled in for 19 August. The Whites will then entertain Bolton and newly-promoted Sheffield United, before heading to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United. A daunting September programme concludes with a trip to Tottenham and the first west London derby of the season against Chelsea at Craven Cottage.